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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your American Canyon California hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau and the Queen Mary in Long Beach. are internationally renowned hotels.
Nature Reserves, National Parks, National Forests, State Parks, State Forests and Refuges in California
Piedras Blancas; Ano Nuevo State Park; Pinnacles National Park, one of the best places to see California Condors; Sequoia National Park with the largest tree in the world, the gigantic and ancient General Sherman; the basalt formations of Devils Postpile National Monument; Yosemite National Park with wildlife such as black bears and beavers, as well as specacular Tunnel View, from which you can see El Capitan, the Bridal Veil Falls and more; Kings Canyon National Park; Point Reyes National Seashore; Channel Islands National Park with many species found nowhere else on earth; Redwood National Park with the tallest trees in the world, including Hyperion, protected by secrecy; Joshua Tree National Park; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Lassen Volcanic National Park with Lassen Peak, which erupted in 1915 and is the largest volcanic dome in the world; and Kings Range National Conservation Area on the Lost Coast, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of California.
Ghosts, Myths, Folklore, Legends, Monsters and Scary Stories in California
The wraiths of Camp Comfort County Park, which include a phantom horsewoman, a charred man, a headless man riding a motor bike, a bloody bride and a demonic hound that watches over the tomb of a vampire; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; and the little phantom girl who knocks on the door of Room 42 and the spectral madame of Room 33 who are among the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel, San Francisco, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; and the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the spirits of Kate Morgan, a little boy and girl, the mistress of a millionaire, a Victorian lady who likes to dance and a former caretaker in San Diego's famous Hotel Del Coronado (used in the movie Some Like it Hot and remarkable for its Victorian wooden architecture); the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; and cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego, are more weird folklore associated with California.
Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the haunted swimming pool of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, where bathers have their legs grabbed by unseen hands (the nun in white, in the library, is more harmless); the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; and the many hauntings of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which include a Lady in White in the reception area, children playing in the swimming pool, a man killed in the engine room and the mystery of room B340, are yet more strange folktales of California.
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